A life learning experience
Changing schools and adapting to an international or local curriculum can have big impact on your children’s development, it’s a question of finding the right one for them.
If your children are happy, you’re happy too. And there’s nothing makes them happier than a great experience at school.
Crown people locally offer advice on schooling for every age including day care, and pre-schools.
Take an advance look at the possibilities before you go
Most major destinations provide a good mix of schools, international, private and public. But experiences vary – as do fees.
We’ll provide you with all the information you need to easily compare each school’s curriculum, entrance requirements and application procedures. It will give you a flavor for each establishment and the options that are available to really help focus on your selection.
Inside information from your guides in the country
We’ll verify availability of school places. We can also arrange for school visits and accompany you and your family if necessary. We help coordinate the admissions process, acting as go-between and keeping you and your employer informed of the status of applications.
Making the right connections
Education has long been a priority at Crown. Through our commitment to communities we support schools around the world as well as internship programs. Aside from sponsorship we take an active role in events and encourage our staff to help more directly.
Participants of Crown’s cultural programs find assignments extremely rewarding and more likely to be successful, personally and professionally.
The confidence gained from learning how to communicate, and the satisfaction of integrating into the local culture, combine to ensure a positive foreign experience and better performance at work.
Intercultural Services also covers repatriation – often more challenging – and helps you adapt to returning home after an assignment.
Executive coaching, one-to-one
Our programs are tailored to the specific challenges faced by executives, taking you through an initial cultural readiness check, identifying specific needs and issues and building an action plan for further cultural and professional development. Ongoing coaching is available to cover a host of business issues and leadership skills.
From communication to understanding
A ‘restaurant menu’ knowledge of a county’s language and phrase book will only get you so far. Communication styles and behaviors in business are more complex and harder to master.
Intercultural services recognizes the need for support for a whole relocating family as their challenges and concerns could make the difference between success or failure of an assignment. Specific language and cultural training can help the whole family adapt successfully to the new location.
Crown understands how difficult it can be to adapt to what may be a very different environment, especially when you’re not fluent in the language.
Improved fluency gives confidence. Language training also enables you and your family to meet more people, improving confidence in business and social situations.
Our language training teaches speaking, listening, reading and writing skills, including technical terminology if needed.
Your partner’s or unhappiness is one of the major reasons for assignment failure. The Partner Support assistance program guides and advises spouses on options for their career in their host country. For those who are not working, or for working partners unable to find a job due to visa restrictions or other issues, the program can help them to establish new support systems, and the possibility of voluntary work or training.